Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

22-year old Wu Xiaoyan’s parents have been unable to afford the medical costs and have had to watch helplessly as their beloved daughter’s face twisted out of shape – leaving her looking like one of the creations from the Avatar movie. Doctor Liao Quiqing from the hospital that is treating her in Lishui Zhejang, Southern China said: “She now has a severe facial deformity – a Fibrous Dysplasia.

The Huffington Postfrom The Huffington Post

These Photos Of Adolf Hitler After Prison Release Are Unbelievable

These are the private photographs Adolf Hitler didn't want anyone to see. Taken by photographer Heinrich Hoffmann, the extraordinary pictures show Hitler rehearsing while listening to a recording of one of his own speeches. They were reportedly taken in 1925, soon after Hitler was released from a nine-month stint in prison during which he dictated his autobiography, Mein Kampf. After seeing the photographs, Hitler requested that Hoffmann destroy the negatives, but he did not.

‘Waterloo Teeth,’ as they were known, referred to any teeth stolen from the mouths of dead soldiers in the 19th century, and was a term even employed during the Crimean and American Civil Wars. Body-snatchers followed armies into battle, and returned home with bagfuls of teeth which they then sold to dentists and surgeons for a very high premium.

A captured teenage Nazi is in tears as he holds out his wounded arm for a sympathetic American to examine as they wait for a medic in Cherbourg. The French were sometimes puzzled (and angered) by Americans' kind treatment of prisoners, including giving them oranges, which they had not seen for years. God Bless America!!

A Jew and a medical doctor, the Auschwitz prisoner Miklos Nyiszli - No. A8450 - was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform autopsies and 'scientific research' on his fellow inmates at Auschwitz under the supervision of Dr. Josef Mengele, the chief provider for the gas chambers. Miraculously, Nyiszli survived to give an horrifying and sobering account, one of the first books to bring the full horror of the Nazi death camps to the public - Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account.

A fascinating story about 5 West Virginia children who mysteriously vanished on Christmas Eve, 1945. This is truly crazy! Worth the read

Worst of the Worst - SS Dirlewangers often wore masks in late 1944 - early 1945 due to pictures taken in Warsaw. Commander of the infamous SS Penal Unit, Dirlewanger's name is closely linked to some of the worst crimes of the war.

Vincenz Czerny (1842-1916) with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center 1901

Alice Paul went on a hunger strike where she was force fed raw eggs (down her nose) until vomited blood. She was then put into a sanitorium with the hopes of being declared insane. Doc said: His reply, “Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.” Suffrage passed 3 years later.

Dr. Elizabeth Bruyn, sitting in the back of a horse drawn ambulance. Dr. Bryun was an ambulance surgeon in New York City in the early 1900's. On her first day at work in 1910, she saved the life of an 18 month old baby who had been overcome by gas from a leak in an apartment. Find out more about this courageous woman at www.strangecosmos...

Laura Bullion was a female outlaw of the Old West. Most sources indicate Bullion was born of German and Native American heritage. Laura Bullion was a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang; her cohorts were fellow outlaws, including the Sundance Kid, "Black Jack" Ketchum, and Kid Curry.

Gisella Perl: She was deported along w/ her family to Auschwitz; where she lost her husband, only son, her extended family & parents. Given the task of working as a doctor, helping the inmates through their disease & discomfort, w/o the bare necessities: antiseptic, clean wipes, even running water. She is MOST FAMOUS, however, for saving the lives of hundreds of mothers by aborting their pregnancies, as pregnant mothers were often beaten & killed or used by Dr. Josef Mengele for…